“As I look back on the trip now, as I try to sort out fact from fiction, try to remember how I felt at that particular time, or during that particular incident, try to relive those memories that have been buried so deep, and distorted so ruthlessly, there is one clear fact that emerges from the quagmire. The trip was easy. It was no more dangerous than crossing the street, ro driving to the beach, or eating peanuts. The two important things that I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision. And I knew even then that I would forget them time and time again and would have to go back and repeat those words that had become meaningless and try to remember. I know that, instead of remembering the truth of it, I would lapse into a useless nostalgia. Camel trips, as I suspected all along, and as I was about to have con firmed, do not begin or end, they merely change form.”
-Robyn Davidson, Tracks
I was feeling the desire to share some meaningful or inspirational thought here on Sundays but was struggling to focus on what source to draw from. Then I realized that I have a treasure trove of quotes from a very special book that I can share with you in hopes that some might find meaning like I have. Not the same meaning perhaps, but more importantly, a personal connection and relevance to your own lives and circumstances. So here is today’s thought in honor of our camping trip this week. I will not usually share why the particular quote is being shared because I prefer that people are able to relate it to their own spirits in the way it best applies. I hope you like it!
Peace and health,